The Sharp Blades, the Menlo Park-Atherton team for girls under age 16 in Region 109, beat the previously undefeated West San Jose Cougars, 3-2, on Nov. 15.
Vanessa Balcazar, Murphy Callender and Paola Rosales scored for the Menlo Park-Atherton team.
The Sharp Blades qualified for the finals with a 4-2 comeback victory over Palo Alto in the semi-finals. That game was also decided by penalty kicks, with Balcazar, Callender, Esmeralda Garcia and Hannah Lawry scoring.
"I knew West San Jose was going to be a very difficult team to beat, but I also knew my girls could do it," said Pastor Guzman, the team's parent-volunteer coach.
Team members attend Hillview and La Entrada middle schools, Summit Preparatory, Castilleja and Pinewood schools, Menlo-Atherton High School and the King's Academy.
Report by John Takayama, spokesman for AYSO Region 109.